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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jon Allyn, 31 Jul 2018.

  1. Jon Allyn

    Jon Allyn Member

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    I am Jon Allyn, Animal Conservationist.

    I would like to meet others who are experienced with Critically Endangered Species of Reptiles and Amphibians.

    I have a recommendation letter from a local zoo to help acquire both funding and breeding stock for new projects.

    I would love to collaborate internationally.

    My last project produced #16 Neurergus kaiseri for a paludarium at a local zoo.

    Thank you. Jon
     
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  2. Jambo

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    Love to hear about your work with animal conservation
     
  3. Jon Allyn

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    Greetings. My last project produced #16 N. kaiseri newts for a local zoo paludarium. Take care. Jon
     
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    welcome. So is your expertise in breeding or acquisition?
     
  5. Jon Allyn

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    Hi.

    I have 25+ years exp. keeping and breeding reptiles and amphibians.

    My expertise is care, husbandry and breeding.

    I noted a recommendation letter from a zoo in my first post hoping to make domestic and international contacts for acquiring new specimens for my next project; a critically endangered or endangered species of herpetofauna: and also to source potential grants and funding for breeding.
     
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    8923.jpg Hi.

    I work with all species of herpetofauna. I have also worked with penguins in captivity. My brother works as an underwater cinematographer with Jonathan Bird in Massachusetts.

    Thanks for your interest in speaking with me.

    Jon
     
  8. Jon Allyn

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    Neurergus kaiseri.

    Formerly the rarest critically endangered newt on the planet.
     
  9. Jon Allyn

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    #15 N. kaiseri hatched spring 2016.
     

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  11. Jon Allyn

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    Correction #15 N. kaiseri.
     
  12. Jon Allyn

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    Thank you! I love conversation. Jon
     
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    To all: if you have access domestically or internationally to legal specimens of endangered reptiles and/or amphibians: please contact me directly. This includes government agencies, conservation group, zoos, reptile and amphibian breeders (CB) and private individuals looking to increase captive populations in zoo settings. I am also interested in grant funding; and I do accept small private donations for these projects. The N. kaiseri project was fully funded by myself and the newts were donated without any fee. It helps when people care. I wish I could dive in to turtles. I would like to get 3.6 CB Blanding's turtles. They are pricey! If you need info or have questions please contact me here. Thank you! Jon
     
  14. Jon Allyn

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    Does anyone here have luck with GoFundMe pages?

    Jon
     
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    Welcome to ZooChat!